Saturday, November 03, 2012
Atheist-skeptic fanatics: Just another variant of Hofferian True Believerism
I wasn't exactly bowled over by revelations of obnoxoius and virulent sexism among male atheist-skeptic zealots. These people subscribe to a world view every bit as rigid, intolerant, and often hateful as any fundamentalist religionist, so it's not exactly a surprise that both these kinds of Hofferian True Believer would have misogynistic (and by extension homophobic) bigotry in common. Another common trait of True Believers is their pathetic inability to look in the mirror, ever.